Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, Bedfordshire is an 18 hole, par 73, 7107 yard, resort, inland links golf course.

Contact Information

The Mansion House, Luton, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01582 698856

Golf Pro: Craig Ferris | Tel: 01582 698856

Website: http://www.lutonhoo.co.uk
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £32.50 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £39.00 per round *

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* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 73 | 7107 yards | Resort | Inland Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation

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Visitors: All golfers are reminded that we enforce a strict dress code policy on the golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.8

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 244
Average Ratings
3.71 ... Overall Rating
3.69 ... The Course
3.32 ... Course Cond.
3.98 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.53 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.59 ... Pace of play
3.73 ... Hospitality.
3.18 ... Prac. Facil.
3.30 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

244 ratings & 136 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1613 out of 2137.

HIGHLY RATED - 93% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa is sculpted amongst 250 acres of Capability Brown's stunning landscape, the course is sympathetic to the historical significance of the land. All tees and greens have been built to USGA specifications.


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Reviewed Jan 12 2020 by Peter K - rated 4 out of 5

parkland course

Jan 2020, considering the wet weather, the course is holding up excellently. The ground keeping team are providing a superb conditioned playing surface.
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Reviewed Jan 10 2020 by Robert M - rated 3 out of 5
Very good course. Well worth a visit. The lack of bunkers remains a unique feature. Work in recent years to reduce amount of knee high rough has made the course much more playable and less penal for the higher handicapper.
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Reviewed Nov 17 2019 by Terry G - rated 4 out of 5
I last played Luton Hoo in early 2013, when the new holes were very open, and there was little to define fairways/rough. There were a lot of newly planted trees then, but mainly all you could see were the pale green tubes that were protecting the new trees from being eaten by the wildlife. Moving on almost 7 years, and the trees now have some height to them, which defines some of the holes, although they will need a lot more growth to really make the front nine holes on the course anything other than very 'open'. The fact that there are no bunkers on the course, also means there is little to 'protect' the greens, no matter which direction you are approaching from. We played after some particularly wet weather, and there were a couple of temporary greens, which were nothing more than holes cut in the fairways just short of the greens themselves. The back nine holes are amongst very mature trees, so at this time of year, there were a lot of leaves on the ground, which did make for some lost balls for our society, which includes some players who are not that straight off the tee.

As we were a society, we did get a very good deal for our 18 holes, plus bacon roll & coffee/tea, on a weekend, but generally, the club is expensive to play without some form of deal. One of our number decided to order a breakfast, which cost over ?16, (including a built in service charge, which he objected to, because he had to wait so long for the food).

The course was far busier than when I last played, but everyone seemed to be moving along quite well despite time looking for wayward balls, so the pace of play was acceptable. It was surprisingly quiet for a course so close to Luton Airport and the M1, and apart from the newer holes, we could have been anywhere in deep countryside. There is a small pro-shop, but I thought the items on sale were again on the expensive side (e.g. a metal bag-tag and ball marker in a presentation box was ?25).

A few minor downsides. There were very few waste bins around, which meant people were leaving all sorts of rubbish at the tees, presumably to be picked up by greenkeeping staff later. This included an empty single malt bottle, and several plastic bottles. There were no tee signs, so if you didn't know where you were going, you couldn't check before playing. Since my last visit, there are now signs to the car park, but it is still easy to miss these, so if you're visiting to play golf - on the road into the facility, turn right before you reach the main house, go past the next building (this includes the 19th hole bar, pro shop etc), and the car park is on the left. Go as far as possible into the car park (down by the tennis courts) for the shortest walk to the pro shop and 19th bar.

The course has hosted a number of championship events, so they do have some long holes, which only our biggest hitters were getting near to hitting in 2, and that was with us playing from the yellow tees, some on which were very generously far forward of the usual tee placements. Apparently it's over 7,000 yards off the very back, but I don't think they generally allow play from those tees.

I would like to play the course during the summer (or at least late spring/early autumn), but I guess the deals would be fewer and further between at that time of year. Either way, I'm sure I will be back, so long as I don't have to pay the standard green fee.
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Reviewed Oct 29 2019 by Mathew T - rated 4 out of 5

Bunkerless

Great venue with some stunning scenery. If you like long par 3s then this is the course for you.
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Reviewed Oct 12 2019 by Andy T - rated 4 out of 5

Nice challenge

Very well kept, lengthy challenging course
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Reviewed Jul 21 2019 by James B - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely course, great fairways and greens. Tee boxes could do with being a bit shorter but apart from that great course to play.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 113 Handicap: 28.4)
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Reviewed Jul 13 2019 by Archie D - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 6 2019 by Aaron - rated 4 out of 5

Enjoyable Course

Nice course in good condition. Greens in reasonable nick but maybe slightly slow. Aprons and fairways in superb condition. The tees, semi rough and rough were slightly too long and could do with more regular cutting. Overall a very enjoyable round.
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Reviewed Jun 29 2019 by Michael A - rated 5 out of 5

Corporate game

A first class resort and good golf set up - the course itself is ok but could do with more features on the course. The facilities are first class. However, I do think they should invest more in the practice facilities. The pro is very good and welcoming and the attire in the shop is decent too. Overall i will be back to play this course but have played better

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 26 2019 by Jason K - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 26 2019 by Jason K - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 26 2019 by Jason K - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Feb 24 2019 by Peter K - rated 4 out of 5

good woodland course

late Feb played early morning, so mist for a couple of holes. front 9 quite open, with water inplay for a few holes. THe back 9 more wooded, with mature trees left in the best/worst positions !
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Reviewed Nov 7 2018 by Gary S - rated 3 out of 5

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Reviewed Oct 16 2018 by Alan W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 1 2018 by Gary O - rated 3 out of 5
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(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 23.1)
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Reviewed Jul 20 2018 by Steve G - rated 4 out of 5
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(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 99 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed May 27 2018 by Giles H - rated 5 out of 5

Luton Hoo Hole in Hole

Will always remember this round as had my first ever Hole in One and ironically it was a corp golf day, 48 players and on the par three nearest the pin competition hole, so even better. Also a great course for all those that don't like bunkers, there aren't any.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 99 Handicap: 22.2)
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Reviewed May 10 2018 by Josh C - rated 1 out of 5

Dissapointing Bank Holiday

I played Luton Hoo on Bank Holiday Monday (07/05). Relatively local to the area I had heard some great things about the course, with the only negative being that some of the tree's needed to mature. In my eyes, that sounds like a good course if the only thing it needs is some time to flourish!

The weather was unbelievable, 29 degrees and what a day to go and play what I thought would be a top round with a group of friends. The group consisted of 2 single handicappers and 2 off 12-14, all relatively handy with a stick in their hands. We walked up to the first tee after being told tee time's were on time - first lie, we teed off 8 minutes late, but hey - no big deal! From there on in the round was a disaster. The greens were the slowest greens I've ever played on, and I've played temporary greens at 9 hole courses in the rain! I couldn't fathom how a putt which was all downhill and had been given a good 'knock' with the putter could still be 8 feet short.. The play was slow, now when I say slow I mean painfully slow. The round took 4 hours and 45 minutes, with at least a 4-6 minute wait on every tee box and approach shot. We mentioned it to the pro at the turn who then told the group 2 ahead to speed up. They let through the group in front and for 1 hole we were away! Not to be.. Within a hole we were back to dawdling pace and it took forever to even hit your first shot.

We finished the round and I complained to the starter, what a joke. £160.00 green fee between the 4 of us and I feel like I could of played a municipal course. We got a round of drinks for free, which is a good gesture but when 3 of you have soft drinks to try and recover from the heat it isn't exactly generous. We then had some lunch, more like dinner, which cost a fortune and promptly left.

I won't be returning to Luton Hoo any time soon. Can't believe I stuck with it and didn't just walk off the course now I look back. If you're going to play there make sure there is at least 2 tee time's free in front of you or you'll be there till Christmas.
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Reviewed Mar 25 2018 by Dean C - rated 4 out of 5
Very nice course with some great holes, and very well maintained. My only gripe would be it is expensive to eat and drink there.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 23.1)
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